Spring-WoodsAfter a cool, damp week the sun is out! June is on the horizon and the irises are about to bloom. Most of the garden is planted and rows of tender plants have appeared in the raised beds. Lovely!

Here in Vermont the trees are a dense, lush green. Plants need to take full advantage of our four to five months of warm weather, and go about the tasks of reproducing and storing energy with vigor. By late July the foliage will begin to thin, already preparing for the autumn to come. Continue reading